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Upgrade at Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena to be ready for January’s ATP Cup
The Ken Rosewall Arena at Sydney Olympic Park will sport a brand new roof in time to welcome the world’s top players for the new ATP Cup in January.
Home to the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and the Sydney International, the $50.5 million upgrade to the Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre has included the transformation of Ken Rosewall Arena into a multipurpose outdoor covered arena and will feature upsized in-stadia videoboards, and new seating for 10,000 spectators.
The striking new roof is an innovative cable-tension and PTFE fabric design, a first for stadia in Australia, designed by Cox Architecture in conjunction with Arup and Fabritecture.
Tennis NSW Chief Executive and ATP Cup Sydney General Manager, Lawrence Robertson advised "the redevelopment of Ken Rosewall Arena and Sydney Olympic Park Tennis Centre has progressed extremely well since we announced the project in January.
“The new roof structure on centre court will give the fans and players a vastly improved experience. With just 40 days to go we are looking forward to seeing the venue completely transformed to host the brand new ATP Cup and welcoming the players to Sydney.”
NSW Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney, Stuart Ayres joined Robertson at Ken Rosewall Arena today to inspect the venue’s progress.
Minister Ayres commented "major events like the ATP Cup play a crucial role in driving visitation to NSW, so it is fantastic that players and their devoted fans can enjoy these world-class upgrades to Ken Rosewall Arena at the inaugural tournament in Sydney.”
Building company AW Edwards is leading the construction project. A new fan live site, additional upgrades to the precinct and enhancement of the player and media facilities are also well underway.
The ATP Cup will feature nine members of the Top 10, with 26 of the Top 30 players committed to play the new annual 24-country team competition.
Launching the global tennis season, the ATP Cup runs from 3rd to 12th January next year, played over six days in Brisbane, Perth and Sydney.
The all new Ken Rosewall Arena will also be home to the NSW Swifts and GWS Giants for the Suncorp Super Netball competition starting in March.
Image: Artist's impression of the soon-to-be-completed upgrade at the Ken Rosewall Arena.
7th November 2019 - Sydney Olympic Park’s Quaycentre recognised for its Invictus Games hosting
4th November 2019 - Federation Cup Final hosting highlights Perth’s inadequate tennis facilities
25th October 2019 - Footprint of Australian Open set to expand in 2020
26th July 2019 - Tennis Australia to roll out new court surfaces across the nation
29th March 2019 - Hopman Cup to end in Perth in favour of men only ATP Cup tournament
8th January 2019 - IAAF installs air quality monitor at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre
7th January 2019 - Sydney to stage finals of new ATP Cup event
4th January 2019 - Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena to get a roof in 2019
3rd October 2016 - Sydney Olympic Park innovation earns Green Globe recognition
14th January 2016 - Sydney Olympic Park Authority plans $50 million roof over Ken Rosewall Arena
12th January 2016 - Sell-out crowd watches FAST4 Tennis at the Allphones Arena
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